Disney’s Aulani Resort Will Begin a Phased Reopening on November 1st

November 1st

Disney is working toward a phased reopening of Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa beginning on Sunday, November 1st. They are using a measured approach that focuses on the health and safety of guests, cast and community.

The gradual, phased approach to reopening considers the guidance of local and national government and health authorities, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the U.S. Travel Association and Disney’s team of health and safety experts.

This deliberate approach allows Disney to evaluate and adjust along the way, as circumstances and the recommendations of health authorities evolve. Please continue to visit Aulani.com for updates.

Current Travel Restrictions & Requirements for Hawaii

Hawaii 14-day Quarantine is in effect until October 14,2020.

Last Updated: September 25, 2020, at 12 pm HST

Effective March 26th through October 14th, there is a quarantine restriction for all in-bound visitors to the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii Governor David Ige mandates all visitors arriving in the Hawaiian Islands to self-quarantine for 14 days, meaning all passengers traveling to Hawaii (visitors and returning residents) must self-quarantine for 14 days following their arrival. Below we’ve covered the individual restrictions on each county/island in the state of Hawaii.

After several delays, the Hawaiian Islands are set to re-open on October 15, 2020.

Hawaii Travel Restrictions & Rules – Here’s what you need to know…

Applicable to all island visitors until October 15, 2020.

The new online Safe Travels application is now mandatory for all travelers.

According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, people who are required to self-quarantine for 14 days must designate a hotel or motel as their chosen quarantine location.

No person who is subject to the mandatory self-quarantine is allowed to stay in a short-term or vacation rental. Again, this is according to data provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

Additionally, operations that rent vehicles may not rent to any person who is subject to a 14-day traveler quarantine order unless an exemption is granted.

The state of Hawaii’s Department of Transportation Website further explains the entrance and quarantine process.

Violation of the quarantine will be a misdemeanor and subject to a possible fine and/or jail time.

The quarantine mandate will continue until October 14th for all arrivals, and visitors are responsible for quarantine costs.

We encourage all visitors to keep an eye on our Hawaii Quarantine & Travel Updates page for additional information on visiting Hawaii during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Resort Bubbles

The new Hawaii ‘Resort Bubbles’ concept has been initially approved for all quarantined travelers, though this has been approved only on Kauai (where Disney’s Aluani Resort is located) to date.


Beach fun at sunset!


Join us for an unforgettable evening of family entertainment as only Disney can offer.

Make your way to the Hālāwai Lawn where VIP seating and pre-show activities begin at 5:30 PM. 

The festivities start with delightful pre-show activities. Then, get ready for approximately 3 hours of exhilarating song, dance, and storytelling as you enjoy a lavish Hawaiian feast.

Luau highlights include:

Pre-show activities, including traditional arts such as kapa printing, flower arranging, temporary kakau tattoos and paʻi ai taro pounding.

Lū‘au introduction and oli (chant) welcome.

Buffet dining, including a carving station with suckling pig and prime rib, fresh local seafood, and authentic island fare, plus family-friendly offerings, kids’ selections and a decadent dessert bar.

Lū‘au performance – an enchanting and breathtaking dance production that brings the legends and lore of ancient Hawai’i to life.

Which do you like better?  Beach or pool???

The beach area at Aulani.
aulani pool
The pool area with its lazy river is wonderful!  We LOVED the pool area!


Disney’s Aulani Resort

Disney’s Aulani Resort.  Our room was on the 7th floor.

Aulani has 351 hotel rooms, plus 481 Disney Vacation Club timeshare villas. The resort opened in August 2011 and was expanded in 2013.  Amenities include a Disney spa, fitness center, pools, waterslides and a kids’ clubhouse.

Mickey meal
At the character breakfast with Mickey.

We’ve been to the Hawaiian luau at Disney’s Aulani and it’s fabulous!  This won’t be coming back in 2020.

Aulani luau pig
Roasted pig.  Delicious!!
Aulani luau pork
Meat carving station. Braised Pork Imu style.
Aulani luau
The luau is held outdoors every night on the grassy area by the beach.
Aulani luau
Hawaiian rice and veggies
Aulani luau
Fresh fruit
Aulani luau
Mitch and Caroline enjoying cocktail hour.
Wonderful show!


Dole Aulani Two DIsney Sisters
Visiting the Dole Plantation on Oahu

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
book Two Girls
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters


Some more fun photos from our stay at Aulani:

mickey hawaii
Aulani’s Mickey and Minnie in their Hawaiian costumes.
Minnie Ears
Our new Hawaiian Minnie Ears. There were only 2 left in the store and we bought them both!
I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat and restore the heart to Te Fiti. –  at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Oahu, Hawaii.
Meeting Moana at Disney’s Aulani Resort.

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Rainbow Hawaiian Ice from the Rainbow’s End Cafe!  Yum!!! Mitch had 2!

Aloha hat Aulani
Caroline’s pretty Aloha hat.
I got a bunch of new pins on this trip! You can pin trade at the check-in counter.
jungle cruise Aulani Disney pin
Christian’s pin from Aulani looks like The Rock in the Jungle Cruise!
Only available at Aulani DVC.
Stitch enjoying some Dole Whip too!
stitch pin
Aulani Ears
Minnie Aulani Ears
Time for some shopping!  Got to wear some Hawaiian shirts for that!
Aulani Wishables.
aulani wishable
New Aulani Wishable. She’s adorable!!!
New Aulani merchandise has been released. So cute!

Aulani spirit jersey, $70

tiki Minnie ears
April 2020: Look at all the new Tiki merchandise!!! ❤
bird of paradise flower


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